Greenies!

I received a package a while ago from my friend over at americandiabeteswholesale.com. It contained Greenies Lites!! Greenies Lite The Greenie Lites are little toothbrush looking treats designed to clean your dog's teeth. The Greenies come in two kinds, regular and...

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A friendly warning

Recently I stumbled across several web sites and articles while looking up information about a few things that made me stop and question where the author got their information or how they came to say what they were saying. Some were misleading, others didn't have full...

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Vetsulin Critical Need Program

If you are not aware Vetsulin is no longer produced but still distributed until supplies are exhausted. In November 2009, FDA announced it's concerns about the stability of Vetsulin and recommended that diabetic dogs and cats currently receiving Vetsulin be switched...

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Exercise!

I bought Bender and Luna a treadmill a few weeks ago. I found one at a garage sale for $10. Came with two extra motors! Its a smaller one. Apartment size. Perfect for the dogs. I bought it because Bender needs to have structured exercise every day or he goes crazy....

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Freestyle Lite vs Alpha Track test strips

*Before I start this post I must say I'm not responsible for any damage or malfunctions or any thing that happens to your testing equipment. If you try what I talk about in the post, do it at your own risk. On the Diabetic Dog Owners Facebook page I belong to Sharon,...

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Dog Tags

Some thing that I worry about is if Bender got out or was lost. He has a micro chip but I really worry that who ever picks him up wouldn't know he was diabetic. So I bought Bender a new dog tag a few months back that says he is diabetic. On one side of his tag it says...

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Doing Too Good.

There are days that Bender's insulin/shots/food do too good of a job and make his blood sugar way too low. Last night was one of those times. I heard Bender get up at 5:30am last night and go out to his food bowls in the sun room. I heard him poke at his food storage...

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Good Food, Happy Dog!

Its been about 1.5 months since I started Bender on his new diet. Refer to here. I've adjusted it and tweaked it over the last month or so. Today I did another full day of testing. His numbers were awesome (comparatively)! Usually he jumps all over. But lately, and...

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Food.

My brain hurts from trying to figure out what I should feed Bender. Or rather what else to feed Bender. I feel he is getting every thing he needs. *Edit - Added exact recipe. 3lbs of grilled Chicken (Fresh not frozen) 6 scrambled eggs 16oz of Broccoli 16oz of green...

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Needles, oh my.

I buy moderately cheap one time use needles. SureComfort U-100 Insulin Syringes - 29 gauge - 3/10cc 1/2 inch - Box of 100 for $12 at http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com. I really didn't see the difference between the human needles and the ones labeled for pets....

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New Food for Bender

After reading around on other sites about diabetic dogs, I just can't help but feel that Bender's Hill's Science Diet W/D food isn't the best for him. It is still processed food. Here's what's in it. Ground Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose 17.1% (source of fiber),...

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Treats for my Diabetic Dog?

The one thing I haven't changed with Bender is his treats. I really don't give him many treats to begin with. He maybe gets 1/2 to a full milk bone or some thing resembles a milk bone a day, if that. I don't treat him with people food either. Some times he gets a...

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Blood Glucose Meter and Testing

As soon as I found out Alpha Track came out with a dog/cat blood glucose meter, I bought it. Along with test strips and lancets It was about $165 + shipping. But to get Bender's blood sugar tested at the Vet is $18 plus the visit, $42. So after just a few times the...

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Diabetic Food for your Diabetic Dog

For Bender I've always bought good food. I use to feed him Hill's Science Diet Adult Original Food. When I found out he had diabetes I still continued to feed him that food for a while. It hasn't been until recently, Summer of 2009 that I switched over to Hill's...

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